How Sweden Is Coping With Coronavirus

Different from its neighbor Denmark, Sweden’s pandemic policy emphasized voluntary guidelines rather than a mandatory lockdown.

Should We Be More Like Scandinavia?

Looking at Scandinavian taxes, we can see the tradeoffs that government provided healthcare, university tuition, parental leave, and elder care require.

More on the Mom Penalty

Whether we look at a cartoon on women’s “mental load” at home or a recent study on the gender pay gap in Denmark, the problem is the mommy penalty.

A Simple Tax Story

Thinking of tax reform, we can not only look at what we pay and how much, but also at simplifying taxes through pre-filled forms from the IRS.

A Supermarket Where Expiration Dates Don’t Matter

Enjoying fruits, vegetables and packaged foods that are optimally fresh, we are sacrificing the chance to minimize food waste and save money.

Deciding If We Should Be More Like Denmark

While Denmark has universal healthcare, family benefits and pays for college, its social welfare system requires high taxes and other sacrifices.

The Reason For An Income Tax Default (Form)

In Denmark, the government automatically prepares people’s taxes. Because they already have the data they need, the tax authority calculates everyone’s income taxes and sends them notice of how much they owe or will receive as a refund. With 80%…

Which Countries Want You to Have a Baby?

It is a recipe for demographic disaster when you have too many old people and not enough babies. The problem is the size of the working age population. When countries like the US are affluent enough to provide support to…

Why Do Young Adults Live With Their Parents?

In Slovakia, Bulgaria, Greece, Malta and Italy, young people, age 25-34, live with their parents. But not in Denmark, Finland Sweden, and Norway. Below you can see the country stats: The Reasons Pew Research provided some insight about multigenerational U.S. households. In 2012, returning…

Unintended Consequences: When Can Government Control What We Eat?

When government gives us more, can it tell us what to do? During October, 2011, Denmark became the first country in the world to have a fatty foods tax. Targeting all foods with more than a 2.3% saturated fat content,…